To celebrate the start of our Summer Programme our 2015 Geocache treasure hunt went live today! A kind of modern-day treasure hunt, this multi-cache challenge will take you to some secret spots around Coromandel town. A fun and informative activity for the whole family.

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. You navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

How to play: All you need to participate is a GPS device or a GPS enabled mobile phone. Use your GPS device to find locations within the Coromandel Kiwi Project and uncover the treasure hidden there. We’ll provide a hint just in case you get stuck!

The challenge is family friendly and covers moderate terrain. You will be required to go a small distance off the trail on a number of occasions to reach various way points. Appropriate footwear is recommended. You may also prefer to drive to some of the waypoints.

To start this geocache challenge simply follow the coordinates below to the first cache. There you will find the coordinates for the next cache, and so on. Inside each cache (which is a large waterproof plastic box) you will find some information about your environment, and a log book.  If you are one of the first to complete this challenge, you may also find some ‘trackable’ kiwi tags. So let the race begin!

The first cache is located at: 36 44.794 S 175 30.721 E

Here’s an encrypted hint for each cache location in case you get stuck!

Ybbx 8z oruvaq gur orapu
Haqre gur sxnl
Oruvaq mbh

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

Happy hunting!